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$2 Million for Windham Wastewater Treatment Facility Secured by Senator Collins in Funding Bill in First Key Step

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she secured $2 million for a wastewater treatment facility in North Windham in the draft Fiscal Year 2023 Interior appropriations bill.  The bill, which was officially released by the full Senate Appropriations Committee today, must still be voted upon by the full Senate and House.


“Windham is the gateway to Maine’s beautiful lakes region and is a major retail center for the surrounding communities,” said Senator Collins.  “This advanced wastewater treatment facility would support continued job and residential growth in Windham while also protecting the environmental health of Sebago Lake, Little Sebago, and other local bodies of water.  As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to champion this funding as the appropriations process moves forward.”


The funding would support the installation of a sewer and wastewater treatment system.  The facility would utilize a Membrane Bio Reactor, which would clean the water to a much higher standard than the existing subsurface waste disposal systems and eliminate excessive nitrogen and phosphorous from being placed in the ground each year.


Windham does not currently have a wastewater treatment system in the North Windham Business District.  This infrastructure is needed to accommodate economic development, business and job creation, and residential growth in the region while reducing the carbon footprint.

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